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John Thorpe

(c. 1565–c.1655). English land-and building-surveyor, who also appears to have designed (though rarely supervised) buildings. He produced a book of plans (preserved in Sir John ...

rock

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The Oxford Companion to the Earth

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography
Length:
533 words
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...should be called rock, is a mixture of ices (though it is unlikely to be pure H 2 O) and salts. David A. Rothery Fry, N. (1984) The field description of metamorphic rocks . John Wiley and Sons, Chichester. Thorpe, R. and Brown, G. (1985) The field description of igneous rocks . John Wiley and Sons, Chichester. Tucker, M. E. (1982) Sedimentary rocks in the field (2nd edn). John Wiley and Sons, Chichester Press, F. and Siever, R. (1986) Earth (4th edn), especially chapter 3, W. H. Freeman, New...

instinct

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The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

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Science and technology, History of Science
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527 words

...behaviorists like John Watson drastically restricted the role of instinctive or unlearned behavior in animal and human psychology. Since the 1970s, several authors—especially those adhering to sociobiology, such as Edward O. Wilson —have developed approaches to the study of unlearned behavioral patterns that emphasize genetic and neurobiological analyses. Within the new perspective, the notion of instinct seems to have lost many of the functions it displayed in the Darwinian tradition and in ethology. W. H. Thorpe , The Origins and Rise of...

Zangwill, Oliver

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Richard L. Gregory

The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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2006
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Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
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1,960 words

...Cambridge in 1952 . He developed important links with physiology and zoology, especially with the subdepartment of animal behaviour at Madingley, through Bill Thorpe and later Robert Hinde . He continued his Edinburgh-inspired work on brain injury at the National Institute of Neurology at Queen Square in London, working especially with George Ettlinger , Michael Humphrey , Clifford Jackson , John McFie , Malcolm Piercy , Moyra Williams , Maria Wyke , Brenda Milner , and Elizabeth Warrington . His own interests were many. One was handedness (he wrote...

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